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Solo exhibition of Yi Zhang | Curated by Yan Chao
Fall off is Yi Zhang’s first solo exhibition in the UK. The exhibition will debut Zhang’s most recent artworks related to her working experience at a whig factory, including video, and installation. This exhibition will take inspiration from her interest in social and working relationships that are under high-commerce-concentrated global pressure, and friendship among female workers in a factory that is seeking efficiency and speed. Fall off will unfold in scenes designed to place visitors into the rural factories that drive urban development.
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Centrala and Surface are pleased to present Homeland, an exhibition following an 18-month residency of the photographer and visual artist Paulina Korobkiewicz at Centrala. Homeland addresses themes of political identity, belonging, memory and representation among migrant communities in West Bromwich and Hyson Green. Accompanying Korobkiewicz’s work, Homeland will also include photographic projects from Sylwia Ciszewska-Peciak, Yuxi Hou, Ismail Khokon, and Marcin Forys, participants of the Central European Photography Club, with whom she worked closely during her residency, through mentoring and sharing experiences.
The exhibition will reflect on the visibility of the communities within the areas of focus (West Bromwich & Hyson Green) and serve as a platform to share experiences of migration from various perspectives. Korobkiewicz’s photographic series explores the visibility of the migrant community within public space and the importance of it.
Homeland is departing from the research project Post-Socialist Britain?: Memory, Representation and Political Identity amongst German, Polish and Ukrainian Immigrants in the UK, a large-scale research project in collaboration with the University of Birmingham and the Nottingham Trent University exploring how and if memory is linked to political identity, and how this is manifested in a different national context.
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The Poets of Brum is a new zine by Hassan Ul-Haq. Capturing the many poets in and around Birmingham. The event will include a discussion on the zine, a poetry showcase and a new poetry/music project ‘The Inhumans’
Hassan Ul-Haq is a muliti-disciplinary artist and teacher. Hassan uses the mediums of performing, photography and audio to create work and concepts around mental health, difficult conversations, identity, faith and love. Hassan’s current occupation as a further education lecturer influence his creative concepts which he hopes to continue to develop through the projects he creates.
- Friday 1 December 18:00 — 20:00
- Saturday 2 December 12:00 — 14:00
- Saturday 2 December
- Friday 8 December 18:00 — 21:00